Published on Dec 10, 2020

What to Do in the Townships During the Holidays

During the Holiday season, the Townships are offering you countless opportunities for spreading joy all around, in the four corners of the region. Feel good moments, that will make you smile, that will make you dream… Moments to collect with your lover or your family. Only one rule: To make the most of these opportunities.

NB Because of the situation and the constant changes, please note that different establishments have had to close temporarily, or modify their operating hours. We suggest you contact them before leaving home.

Gifts Carrying the Townships Signature

It’s never too late to give your loved ones, or yourself, a little something simply for the joy it will bring. Here, you’ll find a ton of gift ideas, thanks to our region’s artisans, merchants and producers.

Last Chance to order your Holiday Meal!

Offer yourself the gift of a Christmas meal worthy of the Holiday season, prepared with a lot of talent and love.

20 Ways to Add Some Magic to Your Christmas

An activity, a good read, a dish, a care, a decor… You’ll find magic just about everywhere in the Townships. Here are 20 ways to discover them.

Brome Lake Magic

From December 12 until the end of January, Coldbrook Park will be illuminated with hundreds of lanterns. Head out for a walk and perhaps seize some of the magic you’ll find here! Take this opportunity to visit the town’s charming Cœur villageois. Bring your cross-country skis and skates!

Maison Merry: Virtual Workshop and a Hunt for Clues!

A Christmas workshop on December 13, and a hunt for clues that will lead you across the city of Magog, from December 5 to January 9: this is what you can expect, among other things, from the Maison Merry.

The Perfect Yule Log Cake

Are you still looking to find the perfect Yule log cake to decorate your table? Your quest stops right here!

A walk at the Marsh

No matter who is accompanying you, you will have a magical time through the Rivière-aux-Cerises marshes, whether it's under the forest canopy or on the 1.2 km boardwalk.

Winter Hike with the Pup

Grab your crampons or snowshoes, a dog harness and leash, warm layers, water and snacks. The goal? Hike 713 metres to the summit of Mont-Ham, in Ham-Sud, to admire the incredible 360-degree view. From December 25 to 28.

Tube sliding… at night!

See you at the André-Nadeau outdoor base in Sherbrooke on December 26 and January 2 to glide at full speed by torchlight! Limited places, book online.

The Magog Ice Trail

We’ll always come back to the skating trail along Lac Memphrémagog, right near Magog’s pretty downtown area. It’s a classic! Pro tip: The sunset over the lake is a spectacular sight, so plan accordingly.

Uphill Skiing in Orford

Already a pro at skinning—or always wanted try? Mont-Orford has a total of nine uphill skiing trails and nine downhill trails accessible outside the station’s opening hours.

Reach the Summit!

Which one? Mont Gosford, at 1,193 metres. From the top, soak in the sweeping views onto the mountains of Vermont, New Hampshire, and the Mégantic region. Don’t forget to snap a selfie!

Feed the Birds

Where? At Centre d’Interprétation de la Nature du Lac Boivin, in Granby. Why? Because this conservation area is renowned for its diverse fauna, including birds that happen to like being hand-fed. It’s fun for grown-ups and totally thrilling for kids.

Winter Hikes

Did you know that on a very clear day, you can see Montreal from the top of Mont Glen? That’s just one of the fun facts you’ll learn from Sentiers de l’Estrie’s “Winter Hikes” video.

5 Exhilarating Family Activities

Tube sliding, skating, ice climbing … these are just a few great ideas to put a lasting smile on your kids’ faces!

12 Not-to-Be-Missed Snowshoeing Trails

All the elements have come together in the Townships to offer winter ramblers these simply … magical trails!

Cross-Country Skiing: 6 Remarkable Venues

Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, your Eastern Townships experience will truly be unsurpassed! Proof of this times six!

Skiing and Snowboarding: Start Checking Off Your List!

What list? The one with 38 thrilling activities to do on the slopes!

Where to try a fatbike in the Townships? This way, please!

Here’s a list of really cool places to go for a spin in the snow on a bike!

Climb your way up!

At Centre d’escalade Backbone, try your hand at bouldering, a climbing style that doesn’t require experience nor safety equipment. A fun activity for all age groups, in any weather!

The Zoo is open!

To meet up with the Zoo de Granby’s many feathery and furry residents is a must for young and tall alike.

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